Education Symposium - Building An Effective Workforce

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Name: Education Symposium - Building An Effective Workforce
Date: April 23, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
Event Description:
The 2nd Annual Education Symposium will continue the mission to teach and motivate education professionals, businesses and the community about the importance of private-public partnerships in order to create an effective workforce. Texas Education is under the microscope more than ever. Join us as we show how Industry, Community, HISD and our Colleges/Universities are Building an Effective Workforce!

Registration: 7:30AM
Trends of the local economy and workforce opportunities
•    Frances Castaneda Dyess, President, Houston East End Chamber of Commerce
•     Roger Guenther, Executive Director, Port of Houston Authority
•    Keith Phillips, Research Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas- San Antonio Branch

Choose between Forum A & B: 9:05AM 
Forum A: New High School Graduation Requirements are Here! 
What are they and how can we use them effectively? Career Technical Education & House Bill 5
Samuel Hernandez, M.Ed, Sr. CTE Program Specialist, Career and Technology Ed, HISD
Orlando P. Riddick, Assistant Superintendent for Career Readiness, HISD
Roy Watson, Chevron Phillips, East Harris County Manufacturing Association
Forum B: Creating Partnerships & Getting Students Engaged in Newly Demanding Careers
Josh Northcutt, Manager of Human Resources, Port of Houston Authority
Dr. Allatia Harris, Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives, San Jacinto College 
Greg Mitchell, Business Partner  Liaison, Pasadena Independent School District
David M. Esquibel, Workforce Development Specialist, Shell Oil Company

Choose between Forum C & D: 10:00AM 
Forum C: East End Alliance. Convening to create a road-map to success.
Bob Wimpelberg, Executive Director, All Kids Alliance
Dr. Thomas Randle, Superintendent, Lamar Consolidated ISD
Forum D: Getting people into jobs today! Adult Education & Closing the Skills gap in workforce
Danny Zendejas, Education Industry Liaison, Workforce Solutions 
Bob Fleming, Director, Capital Idea
Dr. Irene Porcarello, President, Houston Community College Southeast

Business & Education EXPO: 11:00AM

LUNCH: 11:45AM
Creating Effective Public-Private Partnerships
•    Juliet Stipeche, President, HISD Board
•    Michael Williams, Commissioner, Texas Education Agency
•    Suzanne Immerman, Director of Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Department of Education​


Platinum Partner $5,000 (Two Available)
  • Logo recognition on Event Webpage for One Year (top level; large size)
  • Promotion in All Event E-Newsletters (top level; large size)
  • Recognition in All Programs and Print Materials (top level; large size)
  • Full-Page Advertisement in Event Program
  • Premium table of 8 for Breakfast and Lunch
  • Recognition on Table Centerpieces
  • Premium EXPO Table
  • Verbal Recognition through the entire event
  • Logo on Event Board at Registration
  • Recognition in rolling Visual PowerPoint Presentation
  • Optional Host of VIP Reception
Gold Partner $2,500 (Three Available)
  • Logo Recognition on Event Webpage for One Year (second level; medium size)
  • Promotion in all Event E-newsletters (second level; medium size)
  • Recognition in all programs and print materials (second level; medium size)
  • Half-Page Advertisement in Event Program
  • Premium Table of 8 for Breakfast & Lunch
  • Recognition on Table Centerpieces
  • EXPO Table
  • Verbal Recognition During Session
  • Recognition in Rolling Visual PowerPoint Presentation
Silver Partner $650
  • ​​Name Recognition on event webpage for one year (third level; small size)
  • Promotion in All Event E-newsletters (third level; small size)
  • Recognition in All Programs and Print Materials (third level; small size)
  • Quarter-Page Advertisement in Program
  • Table of 8 for Breakfast & Lunch
Event Sponsors:
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Neighborhood Centers Inc - Ripley House
  • San Jacinto College
  • TPC Group, Inc.
  • Gulf Winds International, Inc
  • LyondellBasell
  • Houston Community College - SE
  • PetroLogistics LP
  • U of H - College of Tech Info & Logistics
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas- Houston Branch
  • ILA - Local 1351
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas-Houston (1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019)
Date/Time Information:
8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Contact Information:
Jessica Diaz, Program Director: 713-926-3305
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